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To the editor: Minnesota Nice? Yes, it does exist! Our 12-plus inch, snow-filled driveways in the 9100 block of Indian Blvd is a great example. My daughter had to be to work at 10 a.m. and we couldn't get the snow blower working. So we started shoveling. Shortly thereafter, our neighbor comes down with the snow blower and gets us cleared out. As he's working, I notice three-to-four other neighbors heading to other driveways with their blowers. The evening before, two neighbors came to help my daughter's stuck car get up the driveway.
Minn. woman, 19, dies in skiing accident after striking tree WABASHA, Minn.—A 19-year-old Minnesota woman is dead following an accident at a ski resort in southeastern Minnesota Saturday, Jan. 20, according to KTTC-TV. Bethany Becker, of Corcoran, Minn., hit a tree after failing to make a turn toward the bottom of a ski slope at Coffee Mill Ski Area in Wabasha, according to police. An ambulance crew arrived on scene and transported Becker to Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys and met the Mayo One helicopter at Plainview along the way.
Eight students from Cottage Grove Middle School were selected as "Students of Excellence" for January. Students and their families were honored at a breakfast ceremony Jan. 10. The students were nominated by one of their teachers.
The East Ridge varsity competition cheer team placed first in the Small Varsity Division and also was named first place overall earning Grand Champions at the University of Minnesota Cheer Championship on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Pictured in the team photo are (front row, left to right) Aubrianna Berger, Madie Brenneke, Morgan Livingston, LaKendra Berger, Sidney Gullickson, Breana Mower, (back row) coach Jessica Peters, Meg Hasegawa, Madeline Upson, Karina Ertman, Kaylee Brown, Rachel Schullo and Marin Elliott. Submitted photo
Ellsworth Community School District has announced school will be closed Monday, Jan. 22 due to a predicted a snowstorm. The Ellsworth Elementary Open House, scheduled for Monday night, Jan. 22 has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Other area schools who have cancelled school, as of 8 p.m. Sunday night, include Hastings, Goodhue and Red Wing.
A group of 17 parishioners from St. Ambrose of Woodbury visited the church's Sister Parish Jan. 2-9 in Esmeralda, Camaguey, Cuba. It was the third trip to Cuba and the largest group yet. Parishioners experienced a youth group Nativity skit along with Cuban singing and dancing. The group also spent time visiting with the sick, helping tear down a hurricane-damaged church building and playing baseball with teens and university students home for the holidays.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput and Hennepin County Attorney John Choi will speak at a Citizens Against Sex Trafficking fundraiser 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Oak Marsh Golf Course Club, 526 North Inwood Ave, Oakdale .
Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis EAST BETHEL, Minn. - A dog walker spotted the remains Thursday, Jan. 18 of an East Bethel, Minn. man apparently killed in a snowmobile crash, investigators said. East Bethel is approximately 30 miles north of Minneapolis. The body had been there at least overnight, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office.
The East Ridge third-grade travelling basketball team recently won the championship at the Hastings tournament, defeating Eagan in the final game. Players pictured (from left) are Gavin Mestery, Kessler Griffen, Jack Gunderson, Cameron Walters, Sam Geissler, Nathan Cook, Lincoln Kopacek, Logan Tretter and Dayton Pletcher. Coaches (not pictured) are Brandon Walters, Chris Gunderson and Corey Kopacek. Submitted photo
Police seek volunteer reserve officers The Cottage Grove police department is seeking qualified individuals to apply for its volunteer police reserve program. Duties include: park and business patrols, bike patrol, traffic control and security at community events, participation in neighborhood watch events, crime scene security, community emergencies, non-confrontational property calls, focused traffic enforcement, assisting officers and prisoner transports.